GIGABYTE announced its new lineup of Skylake processor powered laptops at CES 2016– an assemblage of high performance gaming laptops driven by the latest 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processors. All include a three-month premium license for XSplit Gamecaster, which enables live streaming and recording of gameplay.
The company’s crowning announcement is the P57W, which comes with a GTX 970M graphics card and a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display. In addition to top-line specs – like DDR4 memory, M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.1 Type-C port – the laptop also includes an anti-ghosting 30-key rollover keyboard intended to enable multiple simultaneous key presses. There’s also a swappable bay for HDD/ODD for extra storage. Gigabyte also announced the P57K, which shares all the same specs but offers 2GB RAM and a GTX 965M graphics card.
Also announced was the slightly smaller P55W, which comes with a 15-inch Full HD wide view display. Similar to the P57W, the P55W includes GTX 970M graphics and an i7 processor. Dual storage is afforded by way of an HDD capable of holding 2TB and an M.2 SSD with up to 512G of space. It also comes with a Blu-ray rewritable drive and a full size backlit keyboard. The alternative P55K packs 2GB RAM and GTX 965M graphics.
Optional True 4K UHD displays imbue Gigabyte’s 17-inch P37K and 15-inch P35K gaming laptops with superior visuals. Both come with top-line GTM 980M graphics processors, 8GM VRAM, and swappable ODD/HDD bays. Both are also available in slightly less powerful versions, the P37W and P35W, which come with GTX 970M graphics and GDDR5 6GB memory. P37 models of either variety include Macro Key and Macro Hub functions for simplified, one-button commands.
The P34W’s Ultrabook-like chassis is among the key selling points of the P34W, a 14-inch gaming laptop with an optional 3K QHD display and dual storage that can facilitate up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2TB HDD. Meanwhile, gamers on a budget can land the 17-inch P17F or the 15-inch P15F. Both include GTX 950M graphics, a matte FHD display, simulated surround sound courtesy Sound Blaster Cinema 2, and storage via swappable HDD/ODD bay and next-gen M.2 SSD.
No news on pricing or intended retail release dates were given by Gigabyte as of this writing.